In theory, other than the individual opportunities to notch qualifying times and make something of all that training, dual meets during the swimming and diving season don't mean much from a team perspective. Given that we're in the main stretch of the season, though, today was an opportunity to see how UB stacked up to a MAC rival in the Miami Redhawks.
The men's squad defeated Miami by a relatively comfortable margin, 168-132, while the women fell by a surprisingly large margin, 182.5-117.5. A quick scan of the times doesn't seem like too much was out of whack for the ladies, though the A relay in the opening 200 yard medley relay was disqualified; Miami was just consistently able to put a pair of Redhawks in the top three.
The men, obviously, fared better, flipping that script on the way to nine events wins and five 1-2 finishes.
As usual, the multiple winners and season bests are below. Unless Miami's results don't mark them, there were no NCAA 'A' or 'B' cuts.
It looks like Brittany Walters and Paula Stoddard sat out. Could have been more, but in addition to that, a number of the women were off from their season best times today.
Megan Burns: 50 free (:23.49); 100 free (:50.97)
Jess Powers: 500 free (5:02.79 - UB season best); 1000 free (10:17.62 - UB season best)
It looks like Hudson Carroll and Matt Bitara didn't swim for the Bulls today, though the rest of the guys managed ok, anyway.
Charles Barry: 200 back (1:52.18); 1000 free (9:32.27 - UB season best)
Itai De La Vega: 100 breast (:56.46); as part of 200 medley relay (1:32.45)
Scott Huang: 200 breast (2:06.80); 200 IM (1:54.86)
Oliver Patrouch: as part of 200 medley relay; 100 fly (:50.84); 2nd in 50 free (:20.94 is UB season best)
Reid Zyniecki: 500 free (4:40.67 - UB season best)
Both UB teams will be in action again next weekend, taking on Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti at 1:00 PM on Saturday. Go Bulls.